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Savory Crab Cheesecake

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Savory Crab Cheesecake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 18
  • Servings 20
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This appetizer cheesecake combines bold, spicy flavors with cream cheese and luscious crabmeat.
Updated Jan 6, 2006
Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Valerie Holt
Cartersville, Georgia

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 oz. (1/4 cup) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling

  • 20 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions (2 medium)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cocktail sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (6-oz.) can lump crabmeat, drained

Garnish and Serve with

  • Sprigs fresh parsley or leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cocktail sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix all crust ingredients. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 8- or 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350°F. for 5 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat all filling ingredients except eggs and crabmeat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in crabmeat.
  • 3
    Remove partially baked crust from oven. Pour filling over crust. Return to oven; bake an additional 60 to 70 minutes for 8-inch pan or 40 to 50 minutes for 9-inch pan or until filling is set. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4
    With small metal spatula or knife, loosen edges of cheesecake. Cool an additional 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  • 5
    To serve, remove sides of pan; place cheesecake on serving platter. Arrange parsley around outer edge. Serve with cocktail sauce and crackers.

Nutrition Information

260 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/20 of Recipe
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
410mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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